First issued by Austria in 1612, the
Austrian 1 Ducat Gold Coin
celebrates one of the most captivating, yet short–lived empires in the history of
Eastern Europe. Each 1 Ducat Gold Coin contains .1107 troy ounces of pure gold and arrives in AU condition or better.
Unveiled in 1872, the obverse design of each Austria 1 Ducat bears the profile of Emperor Franz Joseph I, who reigned portions of Central and Eastern Europe from 1848 –
The reverse of each 1 Ducat includes the Austrian Coat of Arms over the double–headed imperial eagle. Each coin is 0.8 mm thick, 20 mm in diameter.
Austria 1 Ducats struck with the date 1915 – the year before Franz Joseph I’s death – represent the final year the coin was issued for trade. 1915 Gold Ducats are
restrikes, and 996,721 of the coins were issued from 1920 – 1936. 1 Ducats are produced as official restrikes by the Austrian Mint to this day.
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